So this launched yesterday – IndieGameStand, a new site that offers a single recommended game for a 96-hour period. Within that time, visitors can pay whatever they like for the title, although gifts are available for those who end up paying more than the average. Oh and 10% of the income goes to the developer’s charity of choice. After three days, a new game goes on offer.
The site has been set up by the makers of news source IndieGameMag and it’s a neat, cleanly designed little shop, which clearly borrows its model from bundle specialists like IndieRoyale and IndieGala, but, of course, with just one title at a time on offer, which has apparently been ‘hand-picked’ by the organisers.
First up is MagicalTimeBean’s Escape Goat, which is a fine name for a game. Also available on XBLIG, it’s a puzzle-platformer in which the eponymous caprid must flee a trap-filled dungeon, solving physics-based conundrums en route – probably by eating stuff, knowing goats. Look here is a trailer:
I do like the 16bit console visuals. And the fact that the goat is purple. You should get over to IndieGameStand quickly and have a nibble.